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So, looks like I am building another AR need ideas

#1 Post by Nato » Wed May 09, 2018 1:51 pm

Due to an order placed long ago, that I sort of forgot about. It looks like I am building another AR. It's going to be another woody, the furniture will be similar to the one in the picture below but with mid length handguards... any ideas where I should go with it? Like I said, I sort of forgot about it, and have been playing in roller locker land for awhile.

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Re: So, looks like I am building another AR need ideas

#2 Post by Mason » Wed May 09, 2018 1:53 pm

Welcome Back. I thought you got out of firearms completely?
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#3 Post by Nato » Wed May 09, 2018 1:59 pm

Never left entirely, just too a break from the firearms community.
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#4 Post by BillMcD » Thu May 10, 2018 8:24 am

I would ask what parts you have already and start thinking from there unless you just plan to build from scratch.

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Re: So, looks like I am building another AR need ideas

#5 Post by FrontSight » Thu May 10, 2018 4:36 pm

OMG, absolutely LOVE the A1 walnut furniture. Where are you getting that? And mid-length to boot; that's awesome!

For a wood A1, I would check out the Brownells retro line of parts; they have all sorts of retro goodies for us retro lovers. If you're doing a mid-length, you could do a mid-length version of a 605 which would be really cool.
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#6 Post by Nato » Thu May 10, 2018 4:54 pm

Yea I am thinking of either doing up a .308 build with the Brownells parts. or a 5.56 build with the NDS-15u upper with the charging hand in the carry handle.
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Re: So, looks like I am building another AR need ideas

#7 Post by BillMcD » Thu May 10, 2018 7:36 pm

Nato wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Yea I am thinking of either doing up a .308 build with the Brownells parts. or a 5.56 build with the NDS-15u upper with the charging hand in the carry handle.
308 is a bit spendy if you don't plan on taking it hunting. I'm not a big fan of 5.56, but its cheaper to shoot paper with. Also anything that gets the charging handle away from the face is a plus in my book. Just don't be like me and get a cheap gas system. That ruined my whole AR experience.

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#8 Post by Marlene » Thu May 10, 2018 8:19 pm

If you're doing the charging handle in the carry handle, It really would be excellent to do the old round AR10 forend in wood. It's one of my favorite designs.
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